The World And His Wife Will Be Watching

EXHIBITION : PRESIDENT KENNEDY IN IRELAND

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The visit of President Kennedy will bring Telefís Éireann to an international audience but presents technological challenges.

  • Title
    Kennedy's Visit Radio and TV Coverage
  • 1st Broadcast
    19/06/1963
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:59
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    The World And His Wife Will Be Watching
  • Extended description

    Telefís Éireann's Chief Engineer, Philip Parker speaks about the challenges of covering the events of President Kennedy's visit, including transport and equipment.

    A week before the president's arrival, Philip Parker describes how "the world and his wife" will be watching coverage of the visit which will bring Telefís Éireann to an international audience.

    30 vehicles, 150 staff, 25 outside broadcast cameras, a special telephone line from New Ross to Dunganstown, are just some of the logistical requirements of covering the four days of events, which will see President Kennedy visiting locations in Dublin, Wexford, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Shannon.

  • Information

    A news report from 19 June 1963 on the logistical and technical requirements for Telefís Éireann in covering the President Kennedy visit.

  • Local keywords
    John F Kennedy, JFK, President Kennedy, Philip Parker, Telefís Éireann
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • First broadcast channel
    Telefís Éireann
  • Production year
    1963
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    11D00748
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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